Reading around on some photo-related blogs today, I realized that two apparently different questions prompt pretty much the same answer.
Q: What are unions good for (besides, weekends, vacations, minimum wage and working hours standards, of course)?
A: They help keep companies from killing employees (for the historically challenged - look here).
Q: What is photojournalism good for?
A: It helps keep companies from killing employees (same episode, slightly different lesson).
As I've pointed out here
before, while critics like Sontag complain that photography has grown up hand-in-hand with war, it has grown up hand-in-hand with democracy too. Sometimes it is a good thing to remind ourselves of that.
Labels: democracy, photojournalism, Sontag, Unions